Articles in Honors

Nikhil Koratkar Receives Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award

Honored for pioneering work in synthesis, characterization, and applications of one-dimensional and two-dimensional nanomaterials

Nikhil Koratkar, the John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Professor of Engineering, has been honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) and Pi Tau Sigma for his pioneering work in the synthesis, characterization, and applications of one-dimensional and two-dimensional nanomaterials. The professional organizations recognized Koratkar with the Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award…. Read More

Rensselaer Wins NAEP Award of Excellence in Procurement

Paul Martin also honored with the David H. Lord Cooperative Purchasing Award

SciQuest, a leading provider of cloud-based business automation solutions for spend management, has announced that Rensselaer has been honored by the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) with an Award of Excellence in Procurement. Rensselaer is a two-time winner of this annual award, which recognizes procurement departments that support and contribute to the overall mission of… Read More

Rensselaer Ranked on Report of Value-Added Measures of Economic Impact of Colleges

Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings releases report evaluating colleges’ contribution to alumni economic outcomes


The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program has named Rensselaer on its recent classification of colleges based on “value-added” measures. The rankings consider how well colleges’ alumni performed on three economic measures: midcareer earnings, student-loan repayment, and occupational earnings power, the average salary within the occupations of alumni of a given college or university. To come up with value-added measures,… Read More

$2 Million NSF Grant Supports Research Into Emerging Nanomaterials

TMDs have potential applications as semiconductors and optical sensors


A $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will allow researchers led by Rensselaer Professor Humberto Terrones to explore the structure and capabilities of transition metal dichalcogenides, layered nanomaterials with intriguing optical and electronic properties. Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), a class of materials composed of a transition metal and sulfur or selenium atoms,… Read More

Graduate Student Michael Guerette Honored by American Ceramic Society

Award recognizes research excellence in glass science

Michael Guerette

Michael Guerette, postdoctoral researcher and graduate of Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been honored by the Glass and Optical Materials Division (GOMD) in the American Ceramic Society. Guerette has been recognized with the Norbert J. Kreidl Award for Young Scholars, the highest honor GOMD bestows upon a graduate student, recognizing research excellence in… Read More

Faculty Members Celebrated at 52nd Annual Recognition Dinner

Milestone anniversaries, retirements noted


Rensselaer faculty members were honored with annual Institute awards, and for service and dedication, at the 52nd annual Faculty Recognition Dinner, held May 5 in the Heffner Alumni House. James Hendler, the Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor and director of the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications, received the William H. Wiley Distinguished Faculty… Read More

Rensselaer To Host President’s Annual Commencement Colloquy of Renowned Voices in National Affairs

Discussion on resilient leadership will feature Admiral Michelle Howard, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., David Rubenstein, and Craig Mundie

Admiral Michelle Howard

Rensselaer will host the President’s annual Commencement Colloquy on Friday, May 29 at 3:30 p.m. The event will feature a moderated discussion between the Rensselaer Commencement speaker, Admiral Michelle Howard, and three other distinguished speakers, who all will receive honorary degrees. The colloquy is a Commencement tradition unique to Rensselaer, keeping with its mission to… Read More

Andrew Franks Signed by Miami Dolphins

Senior kicker is one of the most celebrated student-athletes in school history


Senior kicker Andrew Franks has agreed to a free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He has joined the Dolphins and will participate in the team’s rookie camp as well as other organized team activities this summer. “I got to work out one-on-one with Miami, with their special teams… Read More

Pollution Prevention Institute Announces Winners of Student and Poster Competitions

Students from across the state showcased ideas to create more sustainable schools and communities


The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) at Rochester Institute of Technology announced the winners of its annual Research and Development student competition and K-12 student poster competition, which provide students across the state the opportunity to promote ideas to create more sustainable schools and communities. The event was hosted by Rensselaer April 22… Read More

Rensselaer Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Prestigious award recognizes outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines

Five Rensselaer graduate students have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, and six more have been recognized with honorable mention. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees. “The NSF Graduate Research… Read More